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Brandenburg City Council discuss zoning issues

 The regularly scheduled meeting of the Brandenburg City Council on Monday began with a lengthy discussion about zoning issues for a RV park in the city.

 Rena Singleton approached the Council in hopes of obtaining a business license for a RV park, which she would call River City RV Park, at 520 Broadway Street in Brandenburg. She said that, after receiving feedback, she was concerned the city would not have the capacity to house all the construction workers coming to build Nucor. Her RV park would host approximately 30 RVs.

 The property is currently zoned as C-1, which according to the city’s Zoning Ordinance, permits R-1, R-2, and R-3 uses. R-3 permits the use of mobile home parks, but the ordinance’s permitted uses has no mention of RV parks. A proposed RV park in an area zoned as R-3 has already been approved by the city. Singleton argued that, by allowing a RV park to be approved in an R-3 zone, the city had established a precedence that an RV park was a permitted use, and based on the ordinance, that permitted use should also apply to property zoned as C-1.